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As stream velocity increases, ______________ decreases.
a) stream erosion b) stream deposition c) stream saltation d) stream load
Which of these is most associated with a Mature river.
a) narrowing of the flood plain b) decreasing gradient c) increasing rate of erosion d) increased down-cutting
The driving force of Erosion is...
a) the water cycle b) evaporation c) gravity d) weathered material
Which of these relates to Mass Wasting.
a) slump b) tributary c) floodplain d) saltation
Which terms are most associated with Wind Erosion.
a) discharge, flooding b) soil creep, earthflow c) deflation, abrasion d) drumlin, moraine
As surface water runoff increases, stream discharge...
a) increases b) decreases c) remains constant d) no relationship
As the velocity of a stream decreases, the rate of downcutting by the stream...
a) increases b) decreases c) remains constant d) no relationship
Which rock material was probably transported by wind...
a) well sorted pebbles, small scratches b) poorly sorted, jagged sand grains c) well sorted cobbles, parallel scratches d) rounded sand grains, frosted appearance
Which of these terms are most associated with continental glaciers...
a) hanging valley b) cirque c) horn d) kettle
The greatest stream erosion occurs where...
a) the water discharge is the least. b) the water velocity is the greatest. c) the water abrasion is the least. d) the evapotranspiration is the greatest.
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